Nov 12, 2012 8:00am PST
so without opposition. while it is true that russia and china did not interfere with the rest going into iraq in that way, the iraqi people did. the iraqi people were educated, mobilized. they had a big pharmaceutical industry, petrochemicals, and they were wired, educated. they inflicted damage along the u.s. military along the way, both from sunni and shiite. many iraqis never accepted the idea of a foreign occupation of their country, and it failed. the project for a new american century, formulated as a proposition that the u.s. could be an empire on the old british model, that crashed and burned because people are now mobilized, politically and socially. it was the lack of mobilization in the old 19th century, when people were not literate, were not connected with each other -- ok, and maybe the british empire could exist. but that is not the situation any more. what i am saying is, petraeus was sent to these countries with the project from the new american century, the big new conservative thinkers who thought up these kinds of projects for occupation and reformulation of coun
Nov 22, 2012 8:00am PST
a tune, which he had brought over with him when he was eight years old from russia, and it was in a minor key, which is a whole different key. most popular songs are in major. and it was a russian lullaby, and it was da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da. and jay had somebody else had lyrics for it: "once i knew a big blonde, and she had big blue eyes. she was big blue" like that. and it was a torch song, of which we talked about. and yip said, "well, could we throw the words out, and i'll take the tune?" alright. and if you look at yip's notes, which are in the book that i mentioned, you'll see he started out writing a very satiric comedic song. at that time, rockefeller, the ancient one, was going around giving out dimes to people, and he had ayip had a satiric thing about "can i share my dime with you?" you know? but then, right in the middle, other images started coming out in his writings, and you had a man in a mill, and the whole thing turned into the song that we know it now, which is here and which i can read to you. and if you do this song, you have to do the verse, because that'
Nov 8, 2012 6:00pm EST
convention more people were also arrested demanding a fair, russia, comprehensive immigration policy. -- rational, comprehensive immigration policy. what you think will happen now? the supposedly is a lot of soul- searching in the republican party because there were so badly beaten. what is the shape of policy you see? what are the issues that must be hit to make a comprehensive, satisfactory policy in this country? >> i think what you're seeing -- i'm glad you mention the 2006 protests. i said back then that was the coming of age of the latino community in the united states, that series of protests. i am willing to bet a months pay that every one of these elections at the local level across the country this week, the young latinos that were involved with organizing the campaigns, that many of them were participants in those protests and were really inspired to get into political activity as a results of the immigrant protest in 2006, and the frustration they felt was six years passing and nothing has been changed in immigration. hopefully, what will come of this new coalition is not